I noticed a lot of simplicity on the Christmas House Tours I visited this year.
That is certainly what I went for in my decorating. But, why does simplicity mean I had to buy more decorations? I’m not sure of the answer, but that’s what happened.
I made my stockings from white damask fabric I had on hand.
After years of trying to use real greens I gave up. They die and turn brown and make a mess. There are such good fakes now too. Here, I used a garland that I “arranged” in an ironstone bowl.
This space on the wall was crying out for something seasonal (not the beach scene that was there). I found this printable and within 2 minutes I had a fun
pop of color for the spot.
This vintage postcard always gets me in the spirit somehow. I love the old pinks and blue-green colors.
The mantel needed a little something so I added some more (fake) greens on the sides. There’s a fine line between bare and simple.
That’s it for now. I am still decorating and will be right up to Christmas Day.